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Scott Colley: Architect Of The Silent Moment

Read "Architect Of The Silent Moment" reviewed by Budd Kopman

A work that presents a deeply mined and singular mood, Architect Of The Silent Moment is subdued yet coolly intense. The album presents a unified musical vision built on bass vamps and grooves with little true melodic development or harmonic changes, allowing the soloists much freedom within each defined section.

While the prevailing ...

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Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment

Read "Architect of the Silent Moment" reviewed by Fred Bouchard

For bassist Colley's Architect of the Silent Moment, a conceptual construct (more poetically, a fantasia) for small ensemble, the oft-quoted dictum has rarely seemed more apposite: “Less is more. Colley starts with a core quartet of Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Craig Taborn (keyboards) and Antonio Sanchez (drums), and guests emerge and disappear throughout the subtle, largely written, ...

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Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment

Read "Architect of the Silent Moment" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un pezzo di downtown newyorchese trasferito sulle sponde del Tevere che, durante il tragitto virtuale, perde asperità e frenesie tipiche della grande mela per assorbire la gioiosa indolenza capitolina. Potrebbe essere questa la fotografia di presentazione di Architect of the Silent Moment, l’album licenziato dal quartetto del compositore e contrabbassista Scott Colley, supportato per l’occasione da una manciata ...

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Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment

Read "Architect of the Silent Moment" reviewed by Stephen Wood

Scott Colley's ability to fuse free-form improvisation, complex meters, grooving melodies, rock harmonies and atonality has solidified his position as a New York jazz musician of the new generation. Unfortunately we live in a plagued era in which musical complexity is worth just as much as--if not more than--musical accessibility and the communication of ideas. Architect ...

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Scott Colley: Architect of the Silent Moment

Read "Architect of the Silent Moment" reviewed by John Kelman

If an artist is the sum total of his experiences, then Scott Colley's reach is nearly limitless. In twenty years the bassist has appeared on nearly 150 albums, ranging from mainstream work with Jim Hall and Carmen McRae to more left-of-center projects with Andrew Hill and Greg Osby. His own releases have been migrating towards a ...